Some Common Abbreviations

weco

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Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 3

This is a continuation from Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 2


What we tend to refer to as parrot acronyms or abbreviations are really take-offs from alphabetic (Alpha) codes used by ornithological programs. There are, however, inconsistencies in the rules governing the alpha codes; with some lists not including all species.

Many of the acronyms we are familiar with have been shortened from their normal 4-letter designations; while others have been created for convenience of parrot enthusiasts.

The acronyms listed below were compiled from those used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Patuxent River Wildlife Research Center; U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory; North American Bird Bander; the American Ornithologists Union; various other authorities and internet news group listings.


Poi – Poicephalus
PP - Pacific Parrotlet
PRC - Puerto Rican Conure
PRP - Puerto Rican Parrot
PTLT – Parrotlet
PYC - Pearly Conure
QBC - Queen of Bavaria Conure
QP - Quaker Parakeet
RB2 - Rose-Breasted Cockatoo (Galah)
RBC - Red-bellied Conure
RBM - Red-bellied Macaw
RBP - Red-bellied Parrot
RCA - Red-crowed Amazon (Red-crowned Parrot)
RCC - Rose-Crowned Conure
RCP - Red-crowned Parrot (aka – Green-cheeked Amazon; Mexican Red-headed Parrot; Red-crowned Amazon)
REC - Red-Eared Conure
RFC - Rose-Fronted Conure (aka - Wagler’s Conure)
RFM – Red Front Macaw
RFP - Red-fronted Parrotlet
RFPA - Red-fronted Parrotlet
RGM - Red & Green Macaw
RHA – Red Headed Amazon
RHC - Rose-Headed Conure
RLA - Red-Lored Amazon
RLPA - Red-Lored Amazon
RM - Ruby Macaw
RMC - Red-masked Conure
RNP - Red-necked Parrot
Rosie – Rose Breasted Cockatoo
RP - Ringneck Parakeet
RRPA - Rose-ringed Parakeet
RSE - Red-Sided Eclectus
RTB2 – Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
RTC - Red-throated Conure
RV2 - Red-Vented Cockatoo
RWP - Red-winged Parrotlet
SB2 - Slender-Billed Cockatoo
SBC - Slender-Billed Cockatoo
SBC - Slender-Billed Conure
SBCC - Slender-Billed Corella Cockatoo
SC - Sun Conure
SC2 - Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
SCC - Salmon-crested Cockatoo
SDC - Sunday Conure
Sen - Senegal Parrot
Sennie - Senegal Parrot
SFC – Scarlet-fronted Conure
SHP - Saffron-headed Parrot
SIE - Solomon Island Eclectus
SLP - St. Lucia Parrot
SM - Scarlet Macaw
SM - Severe Macaw
SOUC - Souance Conure
SP - Spectacled Parrotlet
SPA - Spectacled Amazon (aka – White-fronted Amazon)
SPM - Spix Macaw
SPP - Spectacled Parrotlet
STC - Sharp-Tailed Conure
SVM - Severe Macaw
SVP - St. Vincent Parrot
SWPA - Sulphur-Winged Parakeet (Conure)
SYH - Single Yellow-Head Amazon
T2 - Triton Cockatoo
TAG - Timneh African Grey
TBP - Thick-billed Parrot
U’Too - Umbrella Cockatoo
U2 - Umbrella Cockatoo
Umbie - Umbrella Cockatoo
VE - Vosmaeri Eclectus
VNL - Violet-necked Lory
VosE - Vosmaeri Eclectus
WBC - White-Bellied Caique
WC - Wagler’s Conure (aka - Red-fronted Conure)
WCA - White-Collared Amazon
WCP - White-Capped Pionus
WEC - White-Eyed Conure
WERC - White-Eared Conure
WF - White-Faced Cockatiel
WFA - White-Fronted Amazon (aka – Spectacled Amazon)
WFC - White-Faced Cockatiel
WFPA - White-Fronted Amazon (Parrot)
WWPA - White-Winged Parakeet
YBA - Yellow-Billed Amazon
YCA - Yellow-crowned Amazon
YCC - Yellow Cheeked Conure
YCM - Yellow-Collared Macaw
YCPA - Yellow-crowned Parrot (Amazon)
YFA - Yellow Fronted Amazon
YHA - Yellow-Headed Amazon
YLP - Yellow-Lored Amazon
YNA - Yellow-Naped Amazon
YNM - Yellow-Naped Macaw
YNPA - Yellow-Naped Parrot (Amazon)
YSC - Yellow Sided Conure
YSGC - Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure
YSL - Yellow-Streaked Lory
 
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weco

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Re: Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 1

I have some 300Gigs+ of parrot information, including images of injuries & sick birds, along with sounds, but because of the forum's posting limitations getting some of it up is a bit difficult.

Most of what I have is other than anecdotal or hypothetical and some is more technical than a lot of us wish to read.
 

MonicaMc

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Re: Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 1

Even if you can't put all the information into one post, it would be great if all the information was in one thread. That way, it would be together!

And my oh my! This is probably the most extensive abbreviation list that I've seen!
 

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Re: Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 1

Why do people refer to their parrots as fids?
 

MonicaMc

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Re: Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 1

FIDS - Feathered/Furred Kids

There's also FRATS, FILDREN, PARRONT and I think I'm missing one...

I own a "my-turd" ;)


weco, I suppose people would still have to copy from the other threads, so figured it would be easier if it was all in one thread.
 

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Pepsi and sprite, both are American male budgies
We were discussing on a thread about the misconception of budgies and American slang term parakeet. I thought we could make a abbreviation of parakeet/budgie so it could clear up a lot of misconceptions. 3 TIMES have I givin a member wrong information because I thought she was using the budgie, not the parakeet family. I thought about B2E, B stands for budgie , 2 stands because we usually get 2 of the species for company, E because it ends in E. Is there a chance ?
 

weco

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Arbitrarily creating our own acronyms may end up confusing us & anybody trying to figure out what we're trying to convey.....

What we tend to refer to as parrot acronyms/abbreviations are really take-offs from alphabetic (Alpha) codes used by ornithological programs. There are, however, inconsistencies in the rules governing the alpha codes; with some lists not including all species.

Many of the acronyms we are familiar with have been shortened from their normal 4-letter designations; while others have been created for convenience of parrot enthusiasts. The acronyms listed below were compiled from those used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Patuxent River Wildlife Research Center; U.S. Bird Banding Laboratory; North American Bird Bander; the American Ornithologists Union; various other authorities and internet news group listings.

In case you didn't know, a while back I posted two pages of known/accepted acronyms under: Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 1 & Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 2
 
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Parrotdise

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Red Bellied Parrot, Sam, Double Yellow Headed Amazon, Sierra & Black Headed Caique, Daisy Jane
RBP= Red Bellied Parrot
 

weco

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It's already in the list: Parrot Acronyms/Abbreviations: Part 3
 

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BHP- black hooded parakeet or NC nanday conjure (same thing) or as I like to call them, weird little brats :D
Thanks Peta and weco!
 

weco

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Nan & NC are both in the list, but not BHP...couldn't find it in any of the various ornithological sites.....sorry.....
 

ann

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Nan & NC are both in the list, but not BHP...couldn't find it in any of the various ornithological sites.....sorry.....

I guess BHP is a stretch, I have only heard that name a few times. Thanks for checking though :green2:
 

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BE2 - Bare-Eyed Cockatoo
BFA - Blue Front Amazon

^^^^^^

That is what I want .. thanks for posting such a helpful thread ;)

Best regards
 

weco

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You're welcome.....I see you're looking around...there's a lot of information in the archives, but too often people would rather post questions rather than take a bit of time to see if their answer is not already there.....

Maybe it's just their way of demanding personal attention.....
 

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Soooo....would a Tucuman amazon be TA?? Or how about TAZ?? TAZ seems more fitting with his mood swings lol
 

weco

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so what would be the abbreviation for a Cuban Amazon? CA? CZ? C-Zon? CUB?

There's no ornithological 3-letter code designation for a Cuban Amazon parrot, but if you use Alfa codes under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) iso3166 alfa-2, you come up with CUA, the CU standing for Cuba & the A for Amazon & if you want to use alfa-3 standards, it would be CUBA, which would be a understandable misnomer.....

Since the first publication of ISO standards back in 1974, we have seen more and more notations of things being included under the ISO designation, so,if you wanted to petition the organization for recognition of the Cuban Amazon, that's probably what you would get.....
 
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goalerjones

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Hahn's macaw, RIP George, Jenday Conure
In our house we have our own abbreviations for Hahnzel such as, LG- little guy, SLG- stinky little guy, and of course RSG- really stinky guy, which is usually used just before a "time out".
 

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Blue Fronted Amazon
Ha ha, wondered what all that was about when I was reading through the posts. Anyway I know now I have a BFA : )
 

weco

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Soooo....would a Tucuman amazon be TA?? Or how about TAZ?? TAZ seems more fitting with his mood swings lol

Actually, I found that an abbreviation of AT had been proposed, apparently for its Latin spelling, back in 2008, but I could not find where it had ever been accepted and published.....

I had the opportunity to sit in on an ornithological society meeting a good number of years ago.....definitely too stuffy for me...you almost had the feeling that they had written Robert's Rules Of Order.....they sure are not given to doing anything in a hurry.....
 

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